Managing sites and replication
The main unit of organization for Symantec Endpoint Protection management is a site. A site consists of one database, one or more management servers, and clients. By default, you deploy Symantec Endpoint Protection with a single site. Organizations with more than one datacenter or physical location generally use multiple sites.
Table: Process for setting up sites displays the steps to follow to set up additional sites and manage replication.
Table: Process for setting up sites
Determine whether you need to add another site.
Determine whether you need to add another site and decide which site design works for your organization.
See Determining how many sites you need.
Install Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager on the first site.
When you install Symantec Endpoint Protection for the first time, by default you have installed the site 1, or the local site.
See Installing the management server and the console.
Install Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager on the second site.
You can install the management server on the second site by using the Management Server Configuration wizard.
You can set up data replication during the initial installation or at a later time. When you set up replication during the initial installation, you can also set up a schedule for the synchronization of the replication partners.
Initially, you install the first site, then install a second site as a replication partner. A third site can be installed and set up to connect to either of the first two sites. You can add as many sites as needed to the site farm.
Add the second site as a partner.
Understand why you need to duplicate the data between sites. Set up replication partners using the Add Existing Replication Partner wizard.
See How replication works.
See Adding a replication partner.
You must delete replication partners before you migrate or upgrade to the latest version of the management server. Later you can add that replication partner back to make the databases consistent. However, some changes may collide.
See Turning off replication before migration.
See Turning on replication after migration or upgrade.
You can also delete all remote sites completely.
See Deleting remote sites.
Schedule replication on the first site.
By default, replication is scheduled automatically. You can modify the replication schedule, based on the amount of space that is available. You can also run replication immediately.
See Changing the automatic replication schedule.
See Replicating data on demand.
Back up the database on the first site.
After you configure the Symantec Endpoint Protection, you should back up the database, which contains all your configuration changes.
See Backing up the database and logs.
Configure properties for the first site.
You can configure the following items for the site:
The period of time after which the console logs out.
Site name and site description.
Whether or not to delete the clients that have not connected after a period of time.
Minimize the log sizes to save space.
See Specifying which data to replicate.